Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Come Unto Me!

Come unto Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good - not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant) and My burden is light and easy to be borne. (Amplified)

Isn't it irritating to our flesh that we must come to Jesus! Think of the things we will not come to Jesus about.  If you want to know how real you are, test yourself by these words “Come unto Me.” In every measure in which you are not real, you will fight rather than come; you will argue rather than come; you will go through sorrow rather than come; you will do anything rather than come. It is the foolishness of trying to do it our way; I am locked into my way! As long as you have the tiniest bit of spiritual inclination, it will always reveal itself in the fact that you are expecting God to tell you to do a big thing, and all He is telling you to do is to “come!”

“Come unto Me.” When you hear those words you will know that something must happen in you before you can come. The Holy Spirit will show you what you have to do, anything that will put the axe at the foot of the thing which is preventing you from getting through. You will never get any further until you are willing to do that one thing! The Holy Spirit will locate the one impregnable thing in you, but He cannot budge it unless you are willing to let Him.

How often have you come to God with your requests and gone away with the feeling “Oh well, I have done it this time!” And yet you go away with nothing, while all the time God has stood with outstretched hands not only to take you, but for you to take Him.

Think of the invincible, unconquerable, unweary patience of Jesus! “Come unto Me!”